| Apr 11, 2013
| 7:51 AM
The Roanoke City Fire EMS Department transported 3 patients to Carilion Roanoke Memorial for burns within a matter of 3 days.
All 3 of these patients were taken to the UVA Medical Center Burn Unit.
They were all 3 very different burns:
- One burn...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 7:56 AM
With spring break and lovely spring weather right around the corner, it is vital to prepare your child for activities in the sun. Minor and serious sun issues can be avoided by following some simple rules regarding sun safety. There is no need for a...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 1:55 PM
In the past three days, Roanoke Fire-EMS says it has taken three people to the hospital for burns and scalds.
Here are some tips on how to keep you and your family safe from burn injuries:
- Never leave children alone around open flames, stoves...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 4:17 PM
A tan isn't worth teens increasing their risk for skin cancer. The General Assembly should send that unequivocal message by passing a proposed ban on the use of indoor tanning devices for those under the age of 18.
This is hardly a risky position. It...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 6:47 AM
Pronto llega el verano, aunque el sol y el calor hacen que desde ya mucha gente vaya a la playa. Pensando en ello las autoridades de salud quieren recordar a las personas sobre el peligro de estar expuestos mucho tiempo al sol.
Melanoma, la forma más...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 1:46 PM
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Across the nation, lawmakers are debating where to draw the line on young teen tanning, considering proposals that would make it illegal to expose minors to ultraviolet rays from sunlamps.
Those who support such a ban say the...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 9:15 PM
Rows upon rows of sunscreen products fill area pharmacy sections, but it will be a little bit easier to choose the correct product this summer.
Sunscreen packaging is changing due to mandates from the Food and Drug Administration that require more...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 2:01 PM
First thing: Anyone can get skin cancer, and they get it from the UV, or ultraviolet rays of the sun as well as sun lamps and tanning booths. Light-skinned, fair-haired and light-eyed people do have a greater risk, but dark-skinned people get it as well....
| Jun 5, 2013
| 2:30 PM
| May 28, 2013
| 10:16 AM
The sauna that is Florida in the summer has arrived a bit ahead of schedule this year, which means those of us who work out in the great outdoors need a superhero sunscreen that can withstand prolific perspiration.
But now the federal Food and Drug ...
| May 29, 2013
| 7:05 AM
$1.5 billion budget fiasco? Fuhgeddaboudit.
We got more important stuff to legi-ti-mize in our Connecticut General Assembly. Like beer pouches and mattresses and tanning beds and crapped-out-for-profit-school diplomas.
Yep, those are the sorts of...